Explorations: “The Baris – A basis for exploring emotions and character types”. This workshop looks at the Baris, the warrior dance of Bali, its history and place in society and in the training of mask dancers. It will explore the centering of emotions in the body, the use of the body to express emotions as taught in the Baris, the leap from the Baris to the use of masks, and the modification of emotions in basic character types in Balinese mask theatre. This workshop is founded on the principle that the physical body can affect the psychological world of the performer.
Conducted by Kerensa Dewantoro. This workshop was held in conjunction with Crossroads 2006 – An International Women’s Contemporary Theatre Festival at The Esplanade, Singapore and has been done at various schools and festivals in Australia and Indonesia including Festival monologue Jakarat 2005
Duration: 2 hours (Work on masks and body only)
Writing extension: 2 hours (writing,characterization presenting)
Requirements: Table or desk for masks, large space to explore in. Access to mirrors is beneficial.
Maximum Participants: 30
Participants: Wear loose clothing. Digital devices off.